Meghan Markle's team told BBC not to just use 'old white men' when debating Oprah interview

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s team warned the BBC to be impartial in their coverage before their bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview aired.

The bizarre warning – sent to correspondents at the Beeb on Monday – reminded them to not just use “old white men” in subsequent debates around the divisive sit-down.

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The PR person for Harry and Meghan’s company Archewell urged reporters to impress on their seniors to use a “broad range of contributors” once it had been broadcast.

The news comes after it emerged that Meghan had personally called ITV bosses over ousted Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan’s views on the royals.

A source said: “The BBC by its very nature has to be impartial at all times. So to be told how to conduct their coverage of a major news event by a PR person acting on behalf of Harry and Meghan is a bit strange to say the least.

“This is the UK, not China. You can’t tell the BBC how to conduct its journalism, which frankly, was more than fair and balanced.”

A BBC spokesman said: “While we are contacted by PRs all the time, we would never confirm whether the representatives of anyone had been in touch.

“You mentioned contributors. We had a broad range of voices on our output and don’t believe there are any issues.”

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